Another interesting article I read this week was a story about how researchers from Michigan State University compared land in South Carolina that had been used for farming with land without a history of agriculture. By working to restore longleaf pine habitats on both types of plots, the team could paint a clearer picture of how a habitat’s history affects restoration efforts.

The researchers found that the effects of restoration outweighed the detriments from a plot’s previous land use two-to-one. Despite the benefits, however, restoration could not erase all of farming’s lasting effects.

You can read the story of what they did and what they found at MSU Today at